If it seems like the sun is always shining in Tucson, that's because it (almost) always is. Here in the beautiful Sonoran Desert of Southern Arizona, the seat of Pima County enjoys nearly 360 days of sunshine each year, drawing a steady stream of students, art enthusiasts, nature lovers, and year-round visitors to our Tucson vacation rentals.
Continuously settled for more than 12,000 years, the Tucson Valley sits at the foot of five mountain ranges in Southern Arizona's sprawling Sonoran Desert. The city is home to the University of Arizona, the Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, and approximately 530,000 residents—not to mention a vibrant cultural heritage of Native American, Spanish, Mexican, and Anglo influences. Whether you're planning a golf trip or a desert adventure, you'll be less than 120 miles south of downtown Phoenix and its upscale neighbor, Scottsdale.
With a thriving community of artists and outdoor enthusiasts at your fingertips, you'll find no shortage of entertainment at our Tucson vacation homes.
Begin your morning with a ride on the city's 800 miles of bike paths, or choose from dozens of golf courses (including five municipal courses) to practice your chip shot and drive. Hop on the Sun Link Tucson Streetcar to take a tour of downtown, catch a basketball game at the University of Arizona, or feast on regional Mexican fare at the Mercado San Agustín.
Catch a spectacular sunrise in Saguaro National Park to the east and west of the city, and learn about your surroundings at the natural history museum, zoo, and botanical garden within the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum. Take a thrilling day trip to the 9,157-foot peak of Mt. Lemmon to the northeast, wander through the exhibits at the Pima Air & Space Museum, and peruse more than 35 art galleries in downtown Tucson alone.
Come and discover the desert magic of Arizona. You'll fall in love with the unique beauty of our Tucson vacation rentals!
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